Earthjustice

Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth, and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment. We bring about far-reaching change by enforcing and strengthening environmental laws on behalf of hundreds of organizations, coalitions and communities.

Releases by this organization

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Friday, June 01, 2018
Trump Administration Resorts to Soviet-style Takeover of Private Energy Markets To Keep Dirty, Uneconomic Coal Plants Running
On June 1, 2018 , President Trump directed Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry to provide a new unjustified and illegal handout to coal executives. Based on a leaked memo it appears Perry will deploy a pair of archaic, World War II- and Cold War-era laws to shelter certain plants from...
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Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Farmworkers Sue Trump’s EPA for Illegally Shelving New Pesticide Training Materials
Farmworker groups represented by Earthjustice and Farmworker Justice today sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for shelving improved pesticide training materials that agricultural workers depend on to protect themselves, and their families, from chemical poisoning. EPA acknowledges...
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Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Federal Lawsuit Filed to Force Dynegy to Clean Up Toxic Pollution of Vermilion River
Prairie Rivers Network, represented by Earthjustice, today filed a federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois to force Dynegy to clean up toxic coal ash dumps that are leaching harmful pollution into the Middle Fork of the Vermilion River, Illinois' only...
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Friday, May 18, 2018
Trump Administration Reveals Plan to Revoke Health & Safety Protections from Chemical Disasters for Millions of Americans
Today, Earthjustice released the following statement from staff attorney Emma Cheuse regarding the Trump Administration’s Decision to rescind and weaken the Chemical Disaster Rule: Today, Trump’s EPA revealed a shocking plan to try to delete all accident prevention program provisions of the Jan...
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Lawsuit Targets Pruitt for Refusing to Hold Mining Industry Accountable for Toxic Pollution Cleanups
Environmental organizations filed a lawsuit today against EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt in the D.C. Circuit, challenging his failure to hold the hard-rock mining industry financially responsible for cleaning up its toxic pollution. A proposed EPA rule would have required mining companies to...
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Public Interest Groups Challenge Trump EPA’s Attack on Car Emissions Standards
Today Earthjustice went to court to challenge an EPA decision to reject Obama-era standards that limit carbon dioxide emissions from cars and light trucks for model years 2022-25. Issued in 2012, the standards will by EPA’s own projections reduce carbon dioxide emissions by over half a billion tons...
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Thursday, May 03, 2018
Hawai‘i Legislature Approves First-of-its-Kind Chlorpyrifos State Ban
Today, Hawai‘i’s legislature approved a state ban on chlorpyrifos, a highly dangerous restricted use pesticide (RUP) widely used in industrial farming. Besides phasing out all chlorpyrifos uses by 2023, this comprehensive bill puts in place robust pesticide reporting, prohibits the use of the most...
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Thursday, April 26, 2018
Pipeline Construction Races Forward in the Atchafalaya Basin Ahead of Hearing
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit will hear oral arguments Monday on the appeal of a decision made by U.S. District Court Judge Shelly Dick to grant a preliminary injunction to halt construction on the portion of the Bayou Bridge pipeline that crosses the...
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Thursday, April 26, 2018
Alarming “Salmon Extinction Act” Passes in U.S. House
A small group led by Republicans in Congress spearheaded a bill that passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday night (4/25). If the bill becomes law, it could lead to the eventual extinction of wild salmon in the Columbia and Snake rivers – iconic species in the Pacific Northwest...
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Thursday, April 19, 2018
New Analysis of EPA Proposal Reveals It Fails to Protect Children from Coal Ash Pollution and Removes Polluters' Obligation to Immediately Clean Up Spills
A new, close review of the Trump EPA’s draft plan to gut federal coal ash regulations established in 2015 reveals that it would encourage states to ignore risks to children and remove the requirement that polluters immediately clean up their coal ash spills. The analysis was done by the...
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